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Re: [Qemu-devel] remark about http://www.freeoszoo.org

From: Lennert Buytenhek
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] remark about http://www.freeoszoo.org
Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2004 21:21:54 +0200
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On Sun, Oct 03, 2004 at 01:47:00PM -0400, Karl Magdsick wrote:

> To prevent this, in the dd command, use if=/dev/zero and change the
> count to be the suggested seek value.  Do not specify a seek value. 
> This will cause dd to take longer to create a disk image, but it will
> zero out the contents of the file, rather than asking the OS to create
> a file from whatever garbage is left on disk.

You think that "dd if=/dev/null of=blah bs=1024k count=1 seek=1024"
creates a file that can have anything else than just zeroes in it,

Just try it.  And then please apologise to the freeoszee people.


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